Around the world, millions of people marched, in part to demonstrate against the Trump administration, but mostly, and more profoundly, to proclaim solidarity with one another. It was a remarkable moment.
Chapter VIII: She held out a box cutter. “Take this. Just in case.” The darkened St. Roch neighborhood was no place to walk without protection.
I'm roughly a third of the way through my TEFL Certification course with ITA. The course is designed to prepare students to teach English in a variety of classrooms, both traditional and nontraditional, as well as to work as a private tutor. As I read about different teaching philosophies and method, I can't help but think about … Continue reading Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood
This past week has been loud. Our entrance into the Gilded Phage erupted in protests, violence, and hate speech, while Twitter fights, Facebook rants, and, most vital, thoughtful blog posts remain at pre-Election levels. Voices are still reaching the cheap seats as dire warnings of an encroaching wave of racism and bigotry are met with caustic dismissals … Continue reading What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.
The American people have never let a court decision quell their love of bickering. We will continue to debate gay marriage in our schools, our churches, our bars and at our watercoolers. Now, though, a class of American citizens won't have their rights restricted while we have this debate.
This website has devoted many many words to the fight for marriage equality over the years. Today's monumental ruling by the Supreme Court that finally, inevitably made same sex marriage legal is a victory worthy of great celebration. In time, I will have processed the information enough to write something marginally compelling, but for the … Continue reading Same Sex Marriage Is Legal
There's a civil war erupting these days between 40-something feminists, 30-something feminists, 20-something feminists and then the (mostly) teenagers who are #womenagainstfeminism.
Fred Phelps, the controversial, bile-filled preacher famous for popularizing the phrase, "God Hates Fags", has died today, March 20th. Good.